Leeds United fans have responded to Paudie O’Connor’s message on social networking site Twitter.
O’Connor has expressed his delight at signing a new contract with Leeds and committing his future at the Championship club.
As announced on the Whites’ official website, the 20-year-old central defender has put pen to paper on a deal that will run until the summer of 2020.
The youngster joined Leeds from Limerick in 2017, and after impressive for the Under-23 side, the centre-back made his debut for the senior team against Sunderland in April 2018 before playing against Preston North End, Aston Villa and Barnsley.
Leeds fans have responded to O’Connor’s message on Twitter, and seem pleased that the club have tied him down to a long-term contract.
So many similarities to a certain Jonathon Woodgate and I’m sure you have a great career ahead of you MOT— Franco Gasparotti (@francogasparot1) 29 June 2018
Glad to see you sign another contract mate, good look for the next season, good look!— Reece Long (@Xander010Long) 29 June 2018
Fantastic news Paud, congrats ⚽️— Colum (@RadioColum) 30 June 2018
Well done pal - well deserved, massive future... MOT— Chris Payne (@gingerstreak) 30 June 2018
Congrats @Paudie97 ,you’ve got a huge future ahead of ya— Paul O'Connell (@PaulOConnell100) 29 June 2018
Great to see you getting a new contract Paudie... Watched you in league of Ireland.... And now can't wait to get over to watch you play for our beloved Leeds Utd..... In our church elland road.... Well deserved lady...— Jimmy Brown (@brown_dublin) 30 June 2018
Congratulations m.o.t let's be our season all the best from turkish leeds United fan— OLA HANI KETIL (@MahoagaMarabal1) 30 June 2018
Keep your head down and keep improving and the fans will back you to the hilt. Congratulations.— alan miller25 (@AlanMiller25) 29 June 2018
Nice driving we want you at leeds mate really glad you got a new deal looks like we will have work. Out a song for ya— flood (@GreggNash666) 30 June 2018
Thought you was class last season when you came in. Tough tackler and could come out with the ball. Def didn't deserve to lose ya place.— daniel ellis (@danellis07) 30 June 2018
Given the competition for places in the first team and his tender age, it is hard to see O’Connor play week in and week out for Leeds next season.
Perhaps it would be best if the 20-year-old centre-back goes out on to another Championship club or to a team in League One.